MHG56050 - Bowl barrow - Urchany, Kilmorack

Summary

A large earthwork, originally thought to be a henge but with a central mound, at Urchany, Kilmorack. It is now thought to be a rare (for the Highlands) bowl barrow with an external bank and ditch.

Type and Period (1)

  • BOWL BARROW (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)

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Full Description

A large earthwork, possibly a henge, at Urchany, Kilmorack. It consists of a central mound, flat topped and about 7m diameter at the base, surrounded by a horseshoe shaped ridge of about 20m diameter. The mound and ridge are joined at the apex of the horseshoe by a connecting ridge or "causeway". The causeway and the apex of the horseshoe are on the west side of the mound. The horseshoe is open to the east. There are a few cup marked stones nearby, as well as cottage ruins and enclosures of the last few centuries. At 1 - 1.5km distance to the east there are hut circles and a dun. It was recorded by NOSAS. <1>

A site visit by K Cameron of the Highland Council was undertaken with members of NOSAS in June 2013, during which additional photographs were taken. <2>

The site was subject to topographical survey by members of NoSAS in July 2013. <3>

It is now thought to be a rare (for the Highlands) bowl barrow with and external bank and ditch. It was Scheduled by Historic Scotland on 10/10/2014. <4>

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 4426 4550 (28m by 28m)
Map sheet NH44NW
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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